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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by snowboarderguy44, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. snowboarderguy44

    snowboarderguy44 Member

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    im just about to install the AEM big brake kit ..... i need to know from people past experience ..... can a 15" rim have enough space to clear the caliper once its be relocated ..... i know 16" can fit but i wanna get mugen MF10L rims ..... so i want to make sure there wuz at least a 1/4 of an inch of clearance at least .... just as long as its not rubbing....
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    No, infact the AEM kit states that you have to run bigger than stock wheels (I can't remember if it is 16"+ or 17"+).
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the AEM kit pretty much sucks anyway
    doesnt the fastbrakes/wilwood kit fit under 15s?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    The Fastbrakes kit does, the wilwood kit needs 16s.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    thats what i meant by fastbreaks/wilwood kit .... they use wilwood calipers on the kit so i was giving credit where due :)

    thanks for clearing it up though.... after looking at it i see where it could be misleading :)
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    My bad, I misread that.

    Unfortunately, the 11.75" 2 piece rotors of the Wilwood and the larger Fastbrakes kits just won't quite fit under 15" wheels.
     
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    the 11" fastbrakes kit will fit under 15's
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Umm, that is what was said. The smaller Fastbrakes kit fits under 15s, the larger one does not.
     
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    god, why did i waste my time and money on these rotas, i shoulda gotten 16" volks
     
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    Brian was working on a kit that would fit the 11.75 inch rotors and a new type of Wilwood calipers under a 15 inch wheel, but it's not available yet. The price for that kit up front was just as much as the 11 inch kit at all four corners though, so I skipped on it.
     
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    Does he have the 2 piston, 11" rear kits available yet?
     
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    i got wheels that cant fit wilwood calipers under them.
     
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    No. I might have to pick one of those up when he does though. My kit came in last week- really really nice... just drilled for the wrong lug bolt pattern in the back. Prelude conversion anyone?

    :lol:

    Brian's being really good about it and sending out another set without having the original ones back first. Excellent customer service!
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    get the fastbrakes kit
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    His customer service has always impressed me. He has a life long customer here. :)

    I bought my kit from him about 2 years ago. 6 months after I bought it he updated the mounting hardware and rotors. He shipped me new rotors/hardware free of charge. About 3 months ago I discovered that the hardware he shipped out did not work on the DA knuckle, I called him about it, he took my info and I asked him how much the new hardware cost. Again he shipped it to me for free. With that kind of service I will always be going back to fastbrakes.
     
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    Yup. He's got one die-hard customer with you, and will soon have one with me once I get everything bolted up!
     
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